Tag: audit culture

The Bureaucratization of Utopia – An international Workshop

Julie Billaud , June 26th, 2017


The twenty-five years since the end of the Cold War have been a historical watershed for the project of international governance embodied by the United Nations, a project…


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Neoliberalism as Liberation in Russian Data Science #UniversityCrisis

Ian Lowrie , December 12th, 2016


It should not be too controversial to say that the Russian university system is somewhat dilapidated. Certainly, this was the opinion of many of the computer science and…


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Ethnographies of Academia #UniversityCrisis

Vita Peacock , December 5th, 2016


There is a mythology of nourishment deposited in the language of the intellect.[1] Thoughts are digested. Ideas are chewed upon. There is hunger for information and a thirst…


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Philosophical lab infrastructure

eli , March 24th, 2016


The short version of this post: Philosophers have practically no lab infrastructure. The long version: Coming back to my research about philosophy departments in France, I was recently reading an…


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Towards ‘Audit Culture’ in Sierra Leone? Understanding ‘quality assurance’ at the University of Makeni by David O’Kane (2014)

IC_UGC , April 29th, 2015


Audits and audit-like mechanisms have been as important in the colonial and postcolonial past of Sierra Leone as they are today, and yet their social consequences in this…


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